Dr Sanka Amadoru - Aria Health Geriatrician. Specialist in All Areas of Geriatric Medicine - Servicing Melbourne & Greater Victoria.

Dr Sanka Amadoru

MBBS BMedSci FRACP

Geriatrician


Dr Sanka Amadoru consults at Heidelberg, and does residential care visits within metropolitan Melbourne. Sanka works at Austin Health and has a teaching appointment University of Melbourne.

  • Sanka has expertise in all areas of geriatric medicine, with particular interests in cognitive health, dementia, delirium, and older persons’ mental health.
  • His broader professional interests include digital health and innovation, aged care research and clinical trials (including dementia imaging and treatments), medical education, and government policy in aged care.
  • He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, the Australian Medical Association, Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, Australasian Institute of Digital Health, and the Australia/Sri Lanka Medical Aid Team.

Dr Yves Choi - Aria Health Geriatrician. Specialist in All Areas of Geriatric Medicine - Servicing Melbourne & Greater Victoria.

   

   

Dr Yves Choi

MBBS BMedSci FRACP

Geriatrician


Dr Yves Choi consults at Heidelberg and does residential care visits within metropolitan Melbourne. He has a locum appointment at Eastern Health. He is passionate about delivering quality care for older people, particularly for those in residential care.

 
  • Yves has expertise in all areas of geriatric medicine, with particular interest in dementia, falls and advance care planning.
  • He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


Dr Christine Mandrawa - Aria Health Geriatrician. Specialist in All Areas of Geriatric Medicine - Servicing Melbourne & Greater Victoria

Dr Christine Mandrawa

MBBS BMedSci DipHlthEc FRACP

Geriatrician


Dr Christine Mandrawa is a geriatrician who consults at Cabrini Malvern (consulting rooms only). She does residential care visits within metropolitan Melbourne. Christine works at St Vincent’s Health Melbourne as a Consultant Geriatrician across the acute, subacute and community programs.

  • She has expertise in all areas of geriatric medicine with particular interests in dementia, delirium, supportive care in Parkinson’s disease, frailty and appropriate prescribing.
  • She is an emerging health leader having established the St Vincent’s Orthogeriatric Service, GEM@Home program and Geriatric Medicine Community Consultation Service. She enjoys teaching medical students and is a tutor with the University of Melbourne School of Medicine.
  • Christine is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine, Australian Medical Association, Movement Disorders Society and is a 2020 alum of the Leadership Victoria Williamson Community Leadership Program.

Dr Katherine Miller - Aria Health Geriatrician. Specialist in All Areas of Geriatric Medicine - Servicing Melbourne & Greater Victoria

Dr Katherine Miller

MBBS (Hons) BMMs FRACP

Geriatrician


Dr Katherine Miller (Katy) consults in Gisborne and New Gisborne, and does residential care visits in metropolitan and inner regional Melbourne. Katy is a specialist advisor to the North Western Primary Health Network for My Health Record. Katy is a passionate advocate for holistic, thorough and compassionate care of older people, particularly those in residential aged care, and completed her specialist training in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • Katy has expertise in all areas of geriatric medicine, with particularly interest in cognition and dementia, medication management, advance care planning, and palliative care.
  • Katy has extensive frontline experience looking after older hospital inpatients and residents of aged care facilities with COVID-19 and strongly advocates for their prioritisation in decision-making related to the pandemic.
  • Katy is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, the Australian Association of Gerontology and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Dr Arvind Puri - Aria Health Geriatrician. Specialist in All Areas of Geriatric Medicine - Servicing Melbourne & Greater Victoria.

Dr Arvind Puri

MBBS, FRACP

Geriatrician and general medicine physician


Dr Arvind Puri does residential care visits in metropolitan Melbourne, and has a consultant appointment at Austin Health, where he works with the Residential In-Reach Service.

  • Through varied clinical exposure and experience, he has developed a broad skillset, with expertise across all areas of geriatric and general medicine.
  • Arvind has particular interest in dementia, frailty, falls prevention, polypharmacy, and end of life care.
  • He believes in compassionate, empathic medicine, taking a holistic approach to the care of older people, with an emphasis on the optimisation of quality of life and autonomy.
  • Arvind is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and the Australian Medical Association, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Dr Hasanka Ratnayake - Aria Health Geriatrician. Specialist in All Areas of Geriatric Medicine - Servicing Melbourne & Greater Victoria

Dr Hasanka Ratnayake

MBBS FRACP

Geriatrician and general medicine physician


Dr Hasanka Ratnayake does residential care visits in metropolitan Melbourne, and also works at Alfred Health. She is passionate about delivering quality care for older people in both hospital and community settings. She has a keen interest in falls and bone health in older people, and helped to create Alfred Health’s hip fracture pathway and follow up clinic.

  • Hasanka has a broad skill base in all areas of both geriatric and general medicine, with particular interest in dementia (diagnosis and management), falls, appropriate prescribing and bone health.
  • She is experienced in caring for those in residential care through working in hospital in-reach programs and is dedicated to providing exceptional care in this environment.
  • She is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (general medicine and geriatric medicine).

Dr Edward Stephens - Aria Health Geriatrician. Specialist in All Areas of Geriatric Medicine - Servicing Melbourne & Greater Victoria

Dr Edward Stephens

MBBS BASc FRACP

Geriatrician


Dr Edward Stephens does residential care visits in metropolitan Melbourne, and works with Eastern Health. He is dedicated to providing and facilitating optimal care for patients. His practice is centred around supporting patients, their families, and their general practitioners with clear and compassionate communication.

  • Edward has expertise in all areas of geriatric medicine, with a particular interest in cognitive assessment, delirium and movement disorders.
  • Edward has a strong interest in Supportive and Palliative Medicine with training across Eastern Health and St. Vincent’s Health.
  • Edwards is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.

Dr Jesse Zanker - Aria Health Geriatrician. Specialist in All Areas of Geriatric Medicine - Servicing Melbourne & Greater Victoria

Dr Jesse Zanker

MBBS BMedSci MPHTM DipPallMed FRACP

Geriatrician


Jesse works in multiple locations, mostly in rural Victoria. Jesse works closely with GPs and allied health staff. He consults at Echuca Moama Family Medical Practice, Gisborne Medical Centre, Ranges Medical New Gisborne and Broadford Medical Centre. Jesse also visits residential aged care residents.

Jesse also has appointments with Echuca Regional Health, Western Health, and Aboriginal Community Elders Services, and academic and teaching appointments with The University of Melbourne and Deakin University.

  • Jesse has expertise in all areas of geriatric medicine, with particular interests in cognition/memory, mobility, palliative care and mental health in older age. He is passionate about the care of older adults from rural and LGBTI backgrounds, and First Nations Elders.
  • Jesse is working on a PhD and undertook a Fellowship at University of California San Francisco in the USA in 2019, researching ways to improve the quality of life and independence of older adults.
  • Jesse is founding member of the early-mid career researchers of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research, and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.